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White Speech
Len Fure
[len fure]*
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 29 January 2024
Language type A priori
Species Human/humanoid
About White Speech The 1st in a chain of languages in the Zíoflém (name in Alé) continent. It is mostly analytic with the bizarre feature of having free word order when marked with particles. Typical word order is SVO.

Len Fure had three ages in which the grammar and pronunciation varied enough that it became nearly impossible to decipher. Early Len Fure, which is where Nej'dëžen branched from, Middle Len Fure, where Nejohí branched from, and Late Len, where Nejalé branched from.

While Nejalé branched from Len Fure first, the Nej'dëženi people wanted to preserve the ancient language that Levan spoke, for religious purposes. Due to this Nej'dëžen has more in common with the oldest version than with Nejalé or Nejohí. Nejohí branched after their expedition into the North East, where they encountered the Šen'ni, who conquered them and forced massive changes to their language both by vernacular and grammar. 3,192 AT (Absolute Time) is noted as the date that the language officially "died" and Early Len became the liturgical language of the Jen.

Most posts in this language are from Middle Len Fure as recorded by Ohí scholars before the Great Shifts. The largest differences in Middle Len from earlier is the use of the nominative case, /ys/ phonemes being pronounced as /ʒ/, and the SVO word order becoming the default (allowing the dropping of direct object markers.)
Sample of White Speech[view] lêmi la 'ob gèn džê gêb hubeg mefú'e'an!

He ate everything, without trying!
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Language family relationships
Language treeNæsut Fure
 ⤷  White Speech
[view] About Næsut FureThe earliest known relative of this family is Len Fure "White-Tongue". The closest English translation for this language family would be "Angel's Tongue." It is named after the Næsu who were beings with immense power and wisdom who guided humanity in...
Phonology
ConsonantsBilabialLabio-
dental
DentalAlveolarPost-
Alveolar
PalatalLabio-
velar
VelarGlottal
Nasal m     n       ŋ  
Plosive p b     t d       k g ʔ
Fricative   f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ     x h
Affricate         t͡ʃ d͡ʒ        
Lateral approximant       l          
Approximant           j w    
Trill       r          
VowelsFrontNear-
front
CentralNear-
back
Back
Close i y       u
Near-close   ɪ   ʊ  
Close-mid e       o
Mid     ə    
Open-mid ɛ       ʌ ɔ
Near-open æ        
Open     ä   ɒ
Polyphthongs ɒu ei oi ɑi ʊə
Orthography
Below is the orthography for White Speech. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 White SpeechOrthography [edit]
'/ʔ/Aa/ɒ/Ãã/ɒu/Åå/aʊ/Ää/ä/Bb/b/Cc/t͡ʃ/Dd/d/Ëë/ə/Éé/ei/
Ee/e/Êê/eə/Èè/ɛ/Ff/f/Gg/g/Hh/h/Ìì/ɪ/Ii/i/Íí/ɑi/Jj/d͡ʒ/
Kk/k/Ll/l/Mm/m/Nn/n/Ññ/ŋ/Oo/o/Óó/oi/Öö/ɔ/Pp/p/Rr/r/
Ss/s/Šš/ʃ/Tt/t/Úú/ʌ/Uu/u/Ùù/ʊ/Ûû/ʊə/Vv/v/Ww/w/Xx/x/
Yy/y/, /j/Žž/ʒ/Zz/z/Ææ/æ/Ðð/ð/Þþ/θ/
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